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What is the difference between a LAMP and a LEMP stack

You may have heard of a LAMP or a LEMP stack when referencing a web server configuration, and wondered what the differences are between the two. The difference is just in the web server software used. With a LAMP stack the web server used is Apache, whereas with a LEMP stack environment the web server used is Nginx (Engine X). Both web servers operate differently, and require different configurations to set them up. Your requirements on which one to use…

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Increase PHP Upload Limit on Ubuntu 13.04

A default installation of PHP and Apache on a Ubuntu 13.04 will set a maximum upload limit of 2MB. Quite often you will want to increase this to a larger size. How high you set this limit will depend on your requirements. This howto guide will step you through the process to increase the PHP upload limit.…

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Enable Apache Rewrite module on Ubuntu 13.04

By default, Ubuntu 13.04 doesn’t enable the rewrite engine module after installing Apache. The rewrite engine for Apache allows for on-the-fly URL rewriting/changing. This allows for the use of urls that are human readable, and SEO friendly. The rewrite engine is capable of capturing a website request, running it through a series of expression checks, and if a match is found, it will pass on the rewritten request to the web server. The end user would not notice anything different…

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Increase PHP Upload Limit on Ubuntu 12.04

A default installation of PHP and Apache on a Ubuntu 12.04 will set a maximum upload limit of 2MB. Quite often you will want to increase this to a larger size. How high you set this limit will depend on your requirements. This howto guide will step you through the process to increase the PHP upload limit.…

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Installing Newznab on Ubuntu

Ever wanted to run your own usenet search engine? This howto will go through the steps required to install the Newznab usenet indexer on Ubuntu. Ubuntu 12.04 was used for this guide, however all current versions of Ubuntu should be the same.…

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